Segment Spotlight

This section goes in depth on a selected foodservice and equipment supplies market segment. From commercial to institutional, from food trucks to correctional facilities, FE&S covers it all.

C-store Retail Restaurants Thrive

Restaurants can be profit centers for convenience retailers with decent store traffic that enlists the help of experienced foodservice personnel.

Casinos Double Down on Foodservice

Foodservice venues represent a sure thing for gaming operations looking to enhance their customers’ experiences and bottom lines. Operators require heavy-duty and flexible equipment packages to hit the jackpot.

BBQ Retains its Spice

Operations overcome diners’ preconceived flavor expectations and find solutions to succeed in the competitive barbecue segment.

Senior Living Foodservice Experiences a Renaissance

As senior living foodservice programs adapt to meet the needs of more discerning residents, a variety of equipment items help to expand and diversify menus.

Senior Living Q&A with David E. Henke, Kevin Finnegan, and Tonya Hendricks

Senior Living Q&A with David E. Henke, Franciscan–University Place executive director; Kevin Finnegan, Unidine general manager of dining services; and Tonya Hendricks, Unidine district manager for Franciscan–University Place, West Lafayette, Ind.

There can be benefits for a senior living community that is affiliated with a major university.

Q&A: Tony Libardi, executive vice president of operations, Marco’s Pizza

Eleven years ago, it was mainly Ohioans that were familiar with Marco's Pizza. Today, with some 630 restaurants from coast to coast, the chain continues to deliver on CEO and owner Jack Butorac's goal of nationalizing the brand and growing the concept.

Pizza Operators Rise to the Occasion

Consumers' appetite for pizza is seemingly insatiable. To help meet customer demand, operators continue to increase the quality of the ingredients while embracing special ovens and other technologies that accelerate speed of service.